Gwangju FC Vs Ulsan Hyundai Betting Tip: Ulsan WIN – 30 May 2020

Gwangju FC Vs Ulsan Hyundai

Saturday, 30 May 2020 – 11:00 Kick-Off
South Korean K League 1
Pick: Ulsan Hyundai WIN
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Ladbrokes
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 27 May 2020)

Preview: After a drastic start to life back in South Korea’s K League 1, Gwangju FC will pin their hopes on delivering their first points of the season in Saturday’s daunting encounter at home to Ulsan Hyundai.

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Gwangju FC Preview – How to avoid fourth successive K League loss?

Promoted as champions from K League 2 at the end of 2018/19, Gwangju FC (12th – W0 D0 L3, GF0 GA4) would have envisaged a more seamless transition back into South Korea’s top flight when the season begun in early May. As it is, Park Jin-sub’s outfit retain the dubious honour of being the only team still to register a point after the first three rounds to sit stone last in the standings.

Last week’s contest away to Sangju Sangmu maintained their trend for losing match-ups in more exalted company in slender, low-scoring fashion, with a 1-0 reverse following up 1-0 and 2-0 defeats to FC Seoul and Seongnam respectively. Three of the four goals they have conceded so far were scored with less than 15 minutes on the clock in the first-half, wasting no time it seems establishing a reputation for being slow starters.

Fortunately, there are ample fixtures in which to turn their ailing fortunes around. This is another incredibly tough encounter, against last season’s K League runners-up. Gwangju can, crucially, point to their outstanding record as the home side during their run to the K League 2 title, losing once – in the final home game, at a moment when promotion was already assured – in 18 outings (W12 D5 L1) at their Gwangju World Cup Stadium.


Ulsan Hyundai Win To Nil



Ulsan Hyundai Preview – Return to winnings way for title hopefuls?

Surprisingly held to a score draw by newly promoted Busan Ipark last time out, last season’s unlucky K League runners-up Ulsan Hyundai (2nd – W2 D1 L0, GF8 GA3) saw their perfect start to the new term stopped firmly in its track. Despite trailing after their defence was breached in the early moments of the second half, coach Kim Do-hoon will surely view last week’s result as two vital points dropped rather than one gained.

It could – possibly even should – have been worse, however. A contentious penalty decision helping them draw level as time appeared to be ebbing away, with the league’s leading scorer, Junior Negrao, duly converting his fifth in three games having netted in both opening successes over Sangju Sangmu (4-0) and Suwon Bluewings (2-3). They trail the champions, Jeonbuk Motors, by two points.

That is now back-to-back matches in which they’ve found themselves behind before rallying in the second half, with defensive fragilities coming to the fore early nice and early this season. However, the Ulsan Tigers were formidable travellers during the previous campaign losing only three of nineteen such games (W10 D6 L3), scoring at a superior rate (2.05 per away game) than the rest of the division.

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Gwangju Vs Ulsan Hyundai Betting Advice

Both will be keen to put in a winning performance. Gwangju remain pointless after the first three rounds, while Ulsan Hyundai find themselves already trailing last season’s champions at the top of the standings. It is therefore the latter who will be feeling the pressure ahead of this fixture, one which they’ve certainly enjoyed the better of the results in having never lost on seven previous visits to Gwangju in K League (W4 D3).


Gwangju Vs Ulsan Key Facts

  • En route to clinching the K League 2 title in 2019, Gwangju lost just one of 18 home matches (W12 D5 L1) and boasted comfortably the best defence (12 conceded).
  • Four of Ulsan Hyundai‘s 10 away victories in last season’s K League 1 were ‘to nil’.
  • Gwangju are seeking a first ever home win over Ulsan Hyundai, who are unbeaten in seven prior visits (W4 D3).


Notably, six of their seven K League encounters in Gwangju returned fewer than three goals meaning a tight affair is plausible. Nevertheless the visitors are backed to oblige one way or another, away to a side still without a point nor even a goal scored thus far, and whose defence was key to its promotion last term. Ulsan Hyundai & Under 2.5 Goals appeals at 14/5 (Betway).

Best Betting Odds for Gwangju FC Vs Ulsan Hyundai

Gwangju FC – 4/1 (BetVictor)
Draw – 13/5 (Betfair)
Ulsan Hyundai – 8/11 (Ladbrokes)